A pilot was killed when a jet crashed throughout an air race in Reno, Nevada, Sunday afternoon.
Video posted to social media confirmed a number of jets in flight, with spectators wanting on from beneath, simply previous to the crash in the course of the Reno Air Races. Footage confirmed smoke from the wreckage after the aircraft went down.
Fred Telling, chairman and CEO of the Reno Air Racing Affiliation, confirmed the pilot’s dying in a information briefing Thursday night.
“We are able to affirm that in the course of the jet gold race on the third lap, there was a deadly accident on outer pylon 5 immediately,” Telling stated.
The Nationwide Transportation Security Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will examine, Telling added.
All different jets that have been within the air on the time landed safely, and no different pilots have been harm, the racing affiliation later tweeted, including that “all race operations for 2022 have been suspended.”
The deceased pilot’s identify was not launched. The kind of jet that crash was additionally not instantly confirmed.
The Reno Air Races, often known as the STIHL Nationwide Championship Air Races, have been being held over 4 days, with Sunday being the ultimate day of competitors. In accordance with the racing affiliation, the occasion included 152 planes and 156 pilots.